Queensland National Parks camping area of the month JUNE

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Thursday, 1st of June, 2023

The June camping area of the month is Auburn River in the Bundaberg region. Perhaps one to check out during our Christmas in July weekend!

Camping area features: In open eucalypt forest a short walk from the river and bushwalking opportunities.

Location: On the northern bank of the Auburn River.

Access: Four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended in wet weather. Stay on the road, as soils are treacherous when wet.

Number of sites: Five camping nodes, sites are not numbered.

Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping beside your car, caravans, camper trailers and large groups.

Camp site surfaces: Gravel.

Facilities: Toilets, a gas barbecue, shelter shed, picnic tables and communal fire rings. Never empty chemical toilet waste into park toilet facilities. Tank water is available in the park—treat before drinking. River water is unsuitable for drinking. No bins are supplied; please take your rubbish with you.

Open fires: Permitted in fire rings only, except when fire bans or prohibitions apply. Bring your own manufactured fuel (barbecue briquettes or imitation logs) or clean, milled timber off-cuts. It is illegal to bring in or collect bush wood. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: Permitted.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, insect repellent and manufactured fuel. A fuel or gas stove for cooking is recommended. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: Mobile phone coverage is unreliable within Auburn River National Park.

Inaugural "Walk for Change" trek along Tasmania's Bay of Fires in October

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Tuesday, 4th of April, 2023

Join Women's Legal Service Qld for the inaugural Walk for Change from 19-23 October, 2023. Explore Tasmania's scenic Bay of Fires in the name of preventing domestic and family violence. For more details and to register click here.

Invitation to Bushwalkers to join the 11th Great Noosa Trail Walk

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Monday, 13th of March, 2023

The 11th annual Great Noosa Trail Walk will take place 30 September - 2 October, 2023 in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland. This is a community event run by volunteers and proceeds go towards local community projects in the Hinterland towns, such as planting new trees. 
All the details are on their website and FAQ's too.

Qld and NSW National Parks & forests alerts, closures and more. Links regularly UPDATED

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Sunday, 8th of January, 2023

Be sure to check National Parks alerts and other sources before heading out on the tracks.

Qld National Parks alerts

NSW National Parks alerts

Three Top Tips For New Bushwalkers

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Wednesday, 17th of August, 2022

Queensland National Parks have published an article to help prepare for a great day walk - Click here to read about the importance of boots, weather and track fitness.

Need to brush up on your bushwalking skills?

Posted by Maria Bowdler on Monday, 1st of February, 2021


There's nothing like going bush with reliable and experienced bushwalkers to brush up on your skills not to mention the social benefits!  To help you on the way here are two websites offering thorough guidelines to restart or start your bush adventures.


  • The Bushwalking Manual: Information and guidelines for safe and enjoyable bushwalking in Australia is published by Bushwalking Victoria, and provides one of the best guides to safe bushwalking in Australia. You can find it at: https://bushwalkingmanual.org.au/
  • If you are new to bushwalking, and indeed if you need a refresher or have relative novices in your group, the National Parks Association of NSW Bushwalking 101 website is also of great help. You can find this at: https://bushwalking101.org/